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Sunflower Wellness-UCSF Fitness & Recreation present Cancer-Exercise Training for Fitness Professionals – June 20, 2015

Sunflower Wellness and UCSF Fitness & Recreation are pleased to announce a joint program to provide training for fitness professionals interested in working with people living with cancer.

Mark your calendar! Our next full-day seminar will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the UCSF Parnassus/Milberry fitness facility. Instructors Jane Clark and Regan Fedric will present a varied program designed to help fitness professionals understand how to work with fitness clients who have cancer. The seminar will include a “Cancer 101” presentation by Bay Area oncologist Dr. Bobbie Head, a panel of cancer survivors talking about their experiences with cancer and how exercise has benefited them, and a hands-on workshop designed to provide practical information for designing and tailoring fitness programs to address a variety of real-world cancer and treatment symptoms and outcomes.

The seminar costs $150. Please click here to register. Register on or before June 4, 2015 for only $125. An additional discount is available for trainers from UCSF Fitness & Recreation and from the Bay Clubs. Space is limited to the first 30 participants.

The program will include:

  1. An oncologist (physician) overview of cancer: “Cancer 101”
  2. Patient panel, with up to three or four of our program participants
  3. Overview of cancer from a Physical Therapist, with focus on lymphedema and neuropathy
  4. Referral pathways and gaps: how cancer patients are currently referred to receive exercise support and guidance, including classes and personal training
  5. Special considerations
    • If available, a specialist will speak on exercise impacts of breast surgery
    • Unexpected events during exercise, including accidents, dizziness, shortness of breath
  6. Grief, and the emotional content of working with people with cancer
  7. Hands-on workshop
    • Program design and cancer considerations
    • Lymphedema
    • Neuropathy
    • Other symptoms
    • Case studies
    • Exercise demonstrations

 

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